Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I have wanted to see the movie Adam since I saw the preview (which I saw when I went to 500 Days of Summer!). Adam really is such a touching story.

Here is the synopsis on Yahoo:
Adam is a handsome but intriguing young man who has all his life led a sheltered existence -- until he meets his new neighbor, Beth, a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman who pulls him into the outside world, with funny, touching and entirely unexpected results. Their implausible and enigmatic relationship reveals just how far two people from different realities can stretch in search of an extraordinary connection.

This was one of those previews that I saw and I knew I had to see the movie. It is just such a great film. Part of the intrigue of the movie is that Adam has Asperger Syndrome.

I really would suggest seeing this movie.....along with 500 Days of Summer :)

**There is one love scene - which is short and pretty tasteful. And one inappropriate language scene - which has 2 strong swear words. Rated PG-13

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

We had an awesome Thanksgiving - it was full of family and food and fun. And lets be honest - family is what I am most thankful for anyway.

Here are my highlights from the weekend:

My mom and dad came in from Yuba

And of course mom did the bulk of the cooking (which I'll never really complain about)

The girls spent a lot of the day knitting. I don't think I ever finished the headband I started!

We headed up to Duchesne the day after Thanksgiving to have the traditional Wilkerson Thanksgiving Dinner

Big Lare came in from Okanogan on Friday to go to the BYU v Utah game! And luckily we pulled out a win. (Sad that I don't have any pics with Big Lare)

Little Calli was blessed

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wouldn't it be nice

I love looking at all the fun and pretty blogs out there. {this is glamorous} is one of my favs.

Okay the photo below from {this is glamorous} makes me so giddy inside. How nice would it be to have your shoes organized behind a curtain in pretty shoe boxes. And to have a fireplace in your bedroom with a soft, comfy chair to try on the shoes.

Love it! And a little bit want it!

Here is a list of some of my other favorite blogs (just in case you want to surf the blog world):
rockstar diaries
Have Your Cake
Frugal Fashonista
The Sartorialist
(NO) sex and the city

New Moon

Finally went to New Moon

it was good

much better than the first

enjoyable :)

enough said

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Entering to Learn

So, if you remember this post from a couple months ago then you will know that I decided to try something new (ballet). Ballet was great.....but I don't think I'll have a career as a ballerina after the class. So, I have decided to try something new again next semester. I am going to take basic clothing construction. I can probably count on one hand the amount of times I have used a sewing machine. I figure now would be the time to learn and develop new talents. I've been so inspired by all the crafty people I know - so thanks for the inspiration :) We'll see how beginning sewing goes!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Bryan

I feel so lucky to be married to my best friend. I seriously can't imagine a better match for me. Today Bryan is turning 27 (I can't believe how old he's getting!). So, I thought for his birthday I would talk about 3 of the many favorite memories I have with him.
  1. Bryan's family game is cribbage. I think it started with Grandpa Don. Pretty much as soon as Bryan and I started dating he taught me how to play. Let me preface that cribbage is an old man game and it requires serious counting skills. It's the card game where you'll hear people saying "15-2, 15-4, a pair for 6, and a run of 3 for 9." I love that cribbage is still our game of choice on Sunday afternoons and whenever we go home to Okanogan (mostly because big Lare won't play any other game). I have to admit that I still don't have the counting thing totally down yet and that Bryan beats me almost every time, but I'm glad to know that it's a game we'll pass on to our kids and hopefully they'll teach their spouses.
  2. When Bryan was back home to work for the summer, I decided to stick around Provo and take some exercise science classes to fill my time and help me better relate to Bryan. So, I took beginners golf. When I went to Okanogan to visit Bryan we went golfing. While we were golfing Bryan told me he was going to marry me. I think we both knew that there was no one else we would rather spend our lives with.
  3. I love how comfortable Bryan was with me and all my crazy sisters right from the beginning. I love that he can call them and just chat. I was living with Summer and Cindy when Bryan and I started dating. One night, Bryan came over and Summer and I decided we needed to have a dance party. So, we were teaching each other dance moves and imitating. That was such a fun night and I can still picture Bryan shaking his hips. hehehe - I'm laughing just thinking about it! Bryan and I still have dance parties every so often - it's always a good time.

Happy Birthday Bryan! I love you - thanks for making me laugh and playing all my silly games :)

(Bryan on his birthday last year)

p.s. Happy Birthday Kim and Jill too!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

gelato run and star trek

It's funny how something so little can make my day go by so much faster.

Bryan and I each got a coupon for free gelato from terra mia. So we've been planning to go tonight all week.

Terra Mia is a relatively new restaurant in Orem and we tried it out pretty much right when it opened. We weren't very impressed with the food (authentic pizza) but we did really enjoy the gelato.

I'll never be mad about a scoop of gelato after work - especially when it's free!

We finally watched Star Trek. Well Bryan actually watched it last night - but I only made it half way through and finished it tonight. I had heard great reviews and I think it did live up to it. Star Trek isn't really my thing but this movie was pretty entertaining.

So. . .it was a pretty rockin night

Monday, November 16, 2009

hanging with the merris'

Last Wednesday Bryan and I went over to Cindy's house. Cindy has a 1 month old baby and Bryan has a rule that he will not hold babies until they are old and strong enough to hold their own head. So, Bryan hadn't held Calli yet. While Cindy left to run an errand, Bryan decided it was time to hold Calli. I had to take a picture to document the experience. As soon as we heard Cindy's car pull up, Bryan handed Calli over to me and told me not to tell Cindy. I guess he didn't want Cindy to pressure him to hold Calli every time he sees her. But the secrets out now :)

JJ decided he wanted a turn holding Calli after Bryan did. Calli didn't love the experience quite as much!

And just a pic of cute JJ chilling with his cars.

the pics are super blurry because they're on BA's cell

Friday, November 13, 2009

Super Saturday

Two weeks ago was Super Saturday for my ward Relief Society. I was so excited when I saw all the darling crafts. I seriously almost signed up for all of them but then remembered I only had a couple hours to complete them. So, I decided to just pick my fav.

I do love the blocks, but I always feel a little disappointed after I make crafts. I have to admit that I am not the craftiest person in the world. So, I feel like I maybe could have bought something similar for around the same price that probably would be cuter. But, it is fun to say that I made it and overall I am happy with it.

Yea for Thanksgiving Decorations

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Halloween

This year we had a pretty low key Halloween. Friday night we spent the night at Cindy and John's because John was away on business and Cindy wanted company. While Cindy slept, Bry and I watched scary movies. The next morning Bryan went to the airport to pick up John while Cindy and I made pumpkin pancakes. They weren't the best tasting pancakes but they were pretty cute. We made jack-o-lantern pancakes. After we ate, Bryan and I went home and watched more scary movies.

Then we got ready and were off making the rounds. We stopped at Cindy and John's first and ate pizza. J.J. was the cutest little bee I've ever seen. When J.J. went to the first house to trick or treat he saw someone that was dressed in a scary outfit and he said "ohh scary" and shook his little shoulders. It was so cute and it's funny because he makes the same motion when it's cold outside but he says "ohh freezing."

Next we were off to Heather and Jeff's to see the girlies and drink homemade root beer and eat homemade spudnuts. Aubrey and Brooke were 50's girls. Heather made both of their outfits and they looked so professional. The girls were seriously darling. After we had been at the Buell's for awhile, Aubrey decided that she wanted to do some more trick or treating. So Bryan and I got to take her to a few more houses. Aubrey was so cute - she was mesmerized by all of the costumes.

I love that I have so much family around. . . especially when I get see their cute kids all dressed up for Halloween!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Grandma Bagley's Funeral

My Grandma Bagley passed away on Tuesday, October 20th. I was able to attend her funeral two weeks ago. Grandma Bagley was one of the most wonderful women I know. She has such a sweet and kind spirit. In May Bryan and I met my parents in Monterey. While we were on the trip we stopped in San Jose at my Aunt Marlene's home where grandma was staying. I haven't been home very often since I left for college. It's nice to know that I was able to see my grandma and say goodbye before she passed away.

The funeral service was such a great way to celebrate my grandma. For my grandpa's funeral last year, we had all the male grandkids give memories and talks. So, this time the female grandkids gave talks. It was so nice to celebrate my grandma's life. I really hope that I can develop some of her qualities.

I love you grandma and I'm so happy you can be with your husband again.

(I borrowed these pictures from Shannon Taylor and Laurel Johnson)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Halloween Adventures Part 2

Two weekends ago we went with the Buells to Nightmare on 13th. Bryan and I have gone to this haunted house 3 years in a row (It's our favorite). It's always a good time going places with the Buells. Especially when it involves Halloween because Halloween is both Bryan and Jeff's favorite holiday!

Me and the husband

Bryan and I acting scared

The Buells

Outside Nightmare on 13th

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Celebrating

I generally like to give Thanksgiving the respect it deserves. So, I don't decorate for Christmas until Thanksgiving is over and I tend to hold off on Christmas music and movies until Thanksgiving is over as well.

But, I must be excited for Christmas because we've already watched a Christmas movie. On Tuesday Night we watched Fred Claus with Summer & Steve and Elliot & Katie. If you remember my post from last year. . . .Fred Claus is one of my favorite Christmas movies. I feel like I could watch it anytime of the year and thoroughly enjoy it :)

So if you haven't seen this movie - you need to!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Two changes

We have now officially moved and added a car to the family!

This is super belated. I always planned on taking pics with BA and I outside our door and with our new car but we never got around to it :(

About five months ago our previous landlord came to us saying that he wanted to start renting our condo to singles. I have to admit that my heart broke a little bit. We lived in the condo about 2 years and have loved it. I really feel that it was the best condo to ever exist, plus we bought all of our furniture to fit it. After I got over the sadness, I went to work. A few weeks later we found the new place we call home. I don't love it quite as much as I loved the other place but it is closer to work and school and (and it's a big and) it's the same complex that Summer and Steve live in. It's been super fun to be so close to them. I'm sure Steve's loved the times when I've been over late being crazy with Summer :)

third place we've called home

Bryan's had Thin Liz (94 Toyota Camry) since he got home from the mission. He bought it from his Grandma Liz (hence the name Thin Liz). She's been a good member of the family, but we decided it was time to have two cars. We decided to follow the tradition of naming the car after a grandparent - so to finish off the Harrisons we introduce Studly Scudly (07 Toyota Camry). As you can see we're fans of Toyota Camrys!

When I wrote this post about 3 months ago I said: It's been really great having the convenience of two cars, but I do miss the pick-up and drop-off service that Bryan has been providing me (I don't think he misses it quite as much as me though!)

Now as I'm updating the post: Thin Liz decided she needed a little break. Bryan was driving her a few weeks ago and she didn't sound too good. We haven't had her checked out but Bryan's dad comes in a few weeks and we'll have him take a look. I was a little nervous when we first bought the new car. I wasn't sure I liked the idea of making monthly car payments. I'm glad we decided to take the plunge or else we would be without a car. It's funny how things work out.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Night for Frights

Last night Bryan and I began our Halloween Excitement. We went with Conrad and Kali to Thanksgiving Point's Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Cornophobia.

This was my first time going through a Corn Maze. My thoughts. . . .it wasn't easy! To be honest we didn't actually make it out the way we were supposed to. But it was fun :)

The haunted corn maze (Cornophobia) was actually pretty fun. They had things that we haven't experienced at haunted houses before. For example - an abandoned bus.

There are also a lot of kid activities and the tickets you pay for are good for pretty much everything at Cornbelly's. So, it would be fun to take the kids earlier and do the kid activities and then the adults stay for the corn mazes.

We'll keep you posted on our other Halloween adventures.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Bryan and I have added another show to our TV lineup. It has sort of an Office or Arrested Development feel to it.

I believe that it was the series opener and it was seriously funny. If you like either of the two shows above - I would suggest trying it out

I am really adding too many shows to my list - oh geez

Oh and p.s. this was my 100th post (finally made it)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

um ya - that's right

About a week ago I decided that I wanted to try something I've never done before.

I signed up for Beginners Ballet. Let's be honest - I have no dance experience! And I signed up a week and a half after classes began.

I have found that I am not coordinated, I can't jump, and a black leotard and pink tights do not flatter my figure :)

I thought ballet would be a fun way to add working out into my day. It turns out ballet is a work out. . . .but the fun part I'm not sure about yet. Oh and I decided to join in with some girls in my ward for a six week boot camp. Let me just say that my legs hurt so bad that I can't even describe it.

Oh the beauties of trying something new!

Monday, September 7, 2009


About a month ago Bryan and I went to Okanogan! Most of Bryan's family still lives in or around Okanogan, so it's so fun to visit and see everyone. We realized that we hadn't been back for a year and a half (yikes!). Rae was off helping Dave and Amy with the new baby so we didn't get to see Rae or the Arizona Attridges which was a bummer, but hopefully we'll see them soon. The highlight of the trip was going to the Omak Stampede. At the stampede they have the world famous suicide race. There were like 15 contestants who rode horses down an extremely steep hill and into the stadium. Before the race they had a bunch of rodeo type competitions. It was so fun! (I didn't know I had any cowgirl in me) All of the girls got matching cowgirl hats to fit in. My only complaint is that I wish it was a longer trip! Seriously everyone we need to get together again soon

Saturday, September 5, 2009

First Week of School

Bryan just finished his first week of school of his last year at BYU! I thought to commemorate the experience I would show flashbacks of Bryan's younger school days :)

(looking good BA)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

3 years

Bryan and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary on August 12th. I can't believe how the time is flying! These have been the best years of my life! I love you and can't wait for a hundred more

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


So You Think You Can Dance is probably my favorite show that has ever existed (well besides FRIENDS)! We finally got through Vegas week and the competition has begun. I was seriously blown away tonight. I was going to post my top 3 performances but I ended up loving just about all of them. So, in order of my preference (and it was a tough decision) . . . here's the rundown:

The number 1 spot has to go to Jeanine and Phillip who did Hip Hop. Tabitha and Napoleon are such incredible choreographers! And I can't believe how great Jeanine was for being a contemporary dancer.

number 2 is for Melissa and Ade who danced Contemporary. I'm not sold on naughty ballerina's personality yet. . . but she is a great dancer. This was one of those have to rewind back and rewatch a couple more time performances.

number 3 goes to Caitlin and Jason who did Bollywood. I'm so glad this genre was introduced to the show - it's incredible to watch. And, I think Jason might be my fav this year (hmmm - we'll have to see)

number 4 is for the Utah Girl Randi and Evan who did Jazz. I wasn't sure how I was gonna feel about either of them. But, I love when I feel tingles after watching a performance!!

number 5 (I know I'm still going - I said I loved most of them) is for the crash test dummies Ashley and Kupono who danced Jazz. This was just such a cool routine. Pretty much unbelievable.

number 6 goes to Kayla and Max who danced Samba. I love Kayla's story. I typically don't like hearing the sad stories of contestants in either American Idol or So You Think You Can Dance, but Kayla's really touched me (cheesy - I know).

lastly number 7 is for Janette and Brandon who did Foxtrot. First of all they danced to Michael Buble, so that's already great, but I thought they did a really nice job.

The other 3 performances were just ok for me.

Love SYTYCD!! What did everyone else think??

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Another belated post - so sad. If you remember my post from last December you'll know that Bryan and I stayed up all night and were the second and third people in line to get tickets to Wicked. It seemed like forever from the time we got the tickets to when we actually got to go to the show! Wicked is the best musical I have ever seen. Ever since we got the tickets I have been listening to the music. I thought I had a pretty good idea of the story line - but apparently I only knew the first half. Almost everyone in the fam got to go. Mom was in town because of little Baby Brooke being born a month early so that was great because mom got to go - but sadly Heather and Jeff couldn't go. Here are some pics to document the experience

After Wicked we went to the Cheesecake factory for dessert. I have to admit I picked the best cheesecake - 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake mmmm.

Engagement Pictures